Bralon Addison gone

Agree. Its a good sign. Many organizations would hang on to a bust for years either on hope and prayers or just avoid the humiliation they botched it.

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3 big questions for 2023 appear to have been addressed this week.

1- Why are we paying CVZ almost 200K?
Answer: We aren’t anymore. ( pure speculation as his final salary is not confirmed).
2- Will Addison be healthy for the start of the season?
Answer: Apparently not.
3- Why the heck is Burt even on this team?
Answer: He’s not.

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Ironic that those were also 2022 questions…:joy:

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Nor are track shoes required .

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Would love to see Kalinic back.

Be interested to see if anybody picks Burt up.
We were always sold the pre-draft hype about this guy, almost a certainty not to be available in round 2. Was it the injuries, lack of desire, round peg in a square hole, talent? We may never know but as you and others have stated at least they didn’t double down. We’re in decent shape with Garand-Gauthier, just not sure about Manalo backing up.

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Please bring big Nik home !!!

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That’s the funniest thing I have read in a long time.

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By reading Ferguson’s Twitter yesterday, it would seem there are people that think Addison will be picked up by another team soon. This is interesting.
If this is true, then it makes you wonder what the Cats rationale is.
CVZ will not be ready to start the season and has ( had?) A big paycheck. The same with Wynn. It appears both are staying.
I guess we feel confident our receiving group is good enough without him? Or we feel his injury has ultimately effected his skills?

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Burt had supporters. Thought thered be at least a few defending Burt and/or criticizing Stein over this move. Crickets is surprising.

Jake Hurt might just might come back and haunt us…

Next big question, When will Wynn be back?

Addison situation reminds me a bit of Jalen Saunders. Top of the league talent but just couldn’t stay on the field.
I know Saunders was signed after he left the Ticats but again couldn’t stay healthy.

All the best to Addison, he had an elite sense about him where he seemed to slow the play down, a very smart player who took what the defense was giving.

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Perhaps the tactic was to wait until close to camp and offer guys like CVZ and Addison pay cuts to help pay for the guys they signed. CVZ went for it and BA didn’t.

Complete speculation but you wouldn’t offer the pay cut prior to or during free agency, let the chips fall where they may and then make the call.

Cutthroat business but that’s football.

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You also have to figure that with the releases of Addison , Burt and Fontana the team probably shaved around approximately $315-320 grand off of the payroll .

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Not really though - cause Burt was making up to $80K as a rookie contract, so he’ll be replaced by someone making the same (Or more if its Kalinic).

Addison made $150K i believe, so that would mean we save about $75K as his replacement would make the minimum we assume (Godwin or Johnson) and Fontana we don’t know what he was making but after taking a full year off football it couldn’t have been more than $100K? So we’d save $25K mad there. He wasnt on the top 20 list that bottomed at $125K so $100 is reasonable, maybe even less.

So really it’s about $100K savings if all 3 are replaced with minimum contracts.

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Even if it’s only $100K it is still $100K that can be spent elsewhere on more useful things . Basically all the team did yesterday with those three releases was a housecleaning of last years 6 gm IL .

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Very hard to defend a total fail with that signing.
He had potential as assesed by multiple scouts.
Couldn’t pull it off. I don’t see it as the fault of management and the pick but rather the complete inability of Burt to be anything but a bust.

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Burt didn’t work out here due to injuries. Performance had nothing to do with it. Every time he touched the ball he gained yards. The problem was that Condell (or Dane Evans) rarely threw Burt the ball/handed it off to him. Burt was under-utilized as an offensive weapon here. His main job was as a blocking tight end. As other fans on this forum have pointed out in this thread, if we didn’t take Burt in the first round of the draft, another team would have. And you can say the same thing about Mark Chapman.

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Then let them. That will be their disadvantage instead of ours.

I don’t think the Cats did their scouting properly in regards to Burt. What was the plan?

There was some speculation that Burt could be converted to a big body possession receiver. Possibly a replacement for Fantuz. Nothing materialized out of this guy and whoever assessed him as a #1 pick should not be trusted in the future.

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I respectfully disagree. He was not good, and during blocking he was often dreadfully out of position or beat cleanly. If I had the time , patience, and computer software, I would try and put together a montage.

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But he was defended. Consistently. Right up until he got cut. “Bad luck, injuries, give him time to work himself into game shape, acclimated to offense etc”. Its open season for hot Burt takes now because its safe.

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